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Spider-Man: The Other (The Amazing Spider-Man #11)

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The startling super-story that will turn the wall-crawler's world upside down!

Haunted by unsettling dreams. Disturbed by a growing sense of dread. Convinced that people are out to get him. Spidey faces his biggest threat yet - a foe so insidious he can't hope to handle it alone. With friends like Reed Richards, Stephen Strange and Hank Pym, he won't have to. But can even t
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published May 31st 2006 by Marvel (first published January 1st 2006)
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Wing Kee
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Flawed premise but wonderful emotions.

World: The art is alright, this are three books so the art varies, but overall it is enjoyable. The world building here I like, I've always liked the totem aspect that Straczynski introduced to Peter and it continues here. I'll get into the story below but if you just look at the world building for this arc, it's pretty fantastic and full of intimate character building pieces and also larger MU pieces, it's good.

Story: The premise of the story is wonky and c
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Matthew
Well...Spider-Man: The Other was a story line that ran through three different Spider-Man monthly comics and as such, has three different author/illustrator teams. However, JMS who is credited as "Story Architect" essentially came up with the premise, story and plot. That being said, The Other seems to take both JMS's strengths and weaknesses to their fullest extremes.

I hated...HATED...the first half of this book. First we get yet another in a long line of lame duck (and usually cheap) JMS orig
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Feather Mista
Dec 31, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Resignados
Recommended to Feather by: Su bajo precio sobre todo.
Zafa, sobre todo los capítulos de Peter David, pero es una mentira absoluta que "cambia la vida de Peter Parker para siempre", ya que los cambios que se introdujeron en esta saga duraron unos meses y después hicieron "borrón y cuenta nueva #64354". Leído de la baratísima edición de Clarín en tres tomos.
emily_oriley
Apr 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Oh my God, this whole time all I wanted to do was give Spidey a big hug!! >_< ...also, uncool with all the giant spider drawings! Some of us are HUGELY arachnophobic! ....yeah, yeah, yeah, I understand the irony T.T
Blindzider
Feb 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
3.5 Stars

A couple things to note first: If you haven't read the rest of JMS' run there are some details which you may want to learn about up front. Without them you won't be completely lost but you will be a little. You need to know who the villain Morlun is and you also need to understand the idea that JMS has created this story about Spider-Man being a totem for some Spider god, or some such.

The main gist here is that Peter undergoes a change, why he goes through it, how he and his family and
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Andy
Aug 26, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, spider-man
This was my first true Spider-Man 'event' when it came out and the first mainstream Spidey singles I picked up. Urghh. It's suckers for completeness and continuity like me that keep the comic companies in business, picking up any old tat in trades to keep up my collection regardless of quality. In summary...

Flashback to the mid 2000s, JMS had recently finished telling his mystic-spider-totem storyline (which I will admit to quite liking, despite popular opinion), the Stacey twins had just been r
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Greg Davies
Apr 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Marvel fans and those interested in the Civil War series
I hadn't followed the Spiderman series since the Clone Saga of the 1990's, but every so often Marvel publishes an event that comic book fans just shouldn't miss out on. Such is the way with The Other.

Older fans who are unfamiliar with more recent Spidey tales may feel a little lost in this story and disoriented at first. Aunt May is alive, and Parker is a member of the New Avengers.

It's a darker story, which makes it all the more interesting, though I feel they could have delved into even dark
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Luke
I liked the idea here. The whole concept of the Spider powers not being an accident, but a gift.

I loved the whole shedding his skin to be reborn idea. I loved the new abilities. It's a real shame that "One last day" has made this storyline defunct
Kris Morris
Jun 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-books
fun read, although the art of the marvel knights issues was awful. but the story was pretty well told and hey for marvel it felt strange they didn't use time travel.
C.A. MacLean
Dec 27, 2016 rated it liked it
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Christian Smith
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Story(J. Michael Straczynski): 7/10

Fav Artist: Mike Wieringo

PARENTS GUIDE
Age Level: 13+

Violence:

Spider-Man beats up a big man until he is bleeding all over the ground

Spider-Man and a foe fight and Spider-Man is beaten up so badly he is bleeding everywhere and his eye is ripped out.

Sex/Nudity:

A one-page scene where two characters are seen in a bedroom. the light is very dim so you can only see their outlines. you hear the woman moan, apparently because they are having sex.

one woman is seen throu
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Josh
Jul 05, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spider-man
One star does not do this mess justice.
Aaron
Sep 14, 2010 rated it it was ok
Another garbled outing and squandered opportunity in JMS's incredibly divisive Spider-Man run. Granted, he split writing duties on this one with two other writers (Peter David and Reginald Hudlin), but JMS is clearly the leader here, marching these other lemming right off the cliff with him.

A little while back, I thought the whole "Peter has mystical totemic spider powers" storyline was over. I was glad! It's very heavy handed and very dumb! But I was wrong. Here it is again, only this time it's
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Cat
Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Oof. What a mess.

I know Straczynski's Spider-Man run has its fair share of good and bad moments and an equally divided fan-base over them, but this amalgam of an overarching story played out through three Spidey on-goings each with their own respective writer/artist teams only serves to highlight Straczynski's writing limitations and begs the question 'who would put Pat Lee on a high-profile book like Spider-Man?'. Let's just say this oversize hardcover edition does not do Lee's unpleasant and
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Matt
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Collects Amazing Spider-Man issues #525-528, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man issues #1-4, and Marvel Knights Spider-Man issues #19-22

Mild spoilers below:

I went into this read with every intention of not liking it. I've heard so much about it being bad, that I was continually putting off reading it. With the upcoming 2014 event, "Spider-Verse," happening soon, I felt like I needed to read this book as a sort of Spider-Man homework, and I was pleasantly surprised. This feels like the culmination
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Salman Mehedy Titas
" The name is gone. The man is gone. Only the spider remains.
But the spider remembers. Even dying, the spider knows when to go dormant. When to spend its last breath. When... its time.
Blessed and burdened he was, with the legacy of the spider. The gifts he would recognise and accept. And the ones he refused to accept.
For spiders do not just leap, and climb, with great strength. When cornered, when death looms, they bite and they sting.
Now is the moment of cornered death. Now is the promise.
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Shaun
May 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Peter started this story arc with a death wish and certainly got what he was wishing for. I have a love hate relationship with the story. Some of the art especially from Marvel Knights was a little hard to get into. Overall it was a well thought out story that took in all the Spider-Man mythos that Straczynski had written about when he took over as the Spider-Man writer in the 2000s. I like that "The Other" story line comes to near completion. This was an interesting, albeit hard to follow, way ...more
Ellen
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wishlist
This is the first arc that I really got into out of the three series that make it up. Very dramatic and heart-felt, but still with that Spider-Man charm. I just wish they had unified the three series a bit more - Keeping different writers for all three meant slightly different writing styles and characterizations, and keeping different artists for each series resulted in characters looking drastically different from one issue to the next. It was like watching a TV series that completely changes ...more
Justinthunderliger
Oct 25, 2007 rated it did not like it
So yeah, I'll blame old J. Michael on this as the credited "story architect." Not sure why I picked this up other than being one of the more recent acquisitions by the aforementioned lye-berry. This precedes the abortion of Civil War. Basically a 12 part story to make you think Spidey dies, but doesn't, and the writers go "did you know spiders do this when they get older? I seen it on the tv." and then shoehorn retcon it into Spidey's powers/abilities/origin. So yeah, 12 issues for him to fight ...more
Kaleb Baker
Nov 02, 2016 rated it it was ok
I think the idea was good and like BND and the clone saga could've been nice additions to the line of good Spider-Man stories. The first part of this story was pushed on the reader far too fast. The dialogue is increasingly clunky as the arc unfolds and the decision to have three writers was terrible. It moves far to fast to keep up with and those three writers obviously didn't keep track of the others' work. The story throws out all of the good feelings JMS had been building throughout his ASM ...more
Subhojit Bera
May 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Interesting concept, with occasional plot holes

The overall concept is interesting, and certainly unique, in my little scope of graphic novel knowledge. But as a story arc this is weak, lacking a well paced storyline and a fulfilling villain, which also evokes the feeling of dissatisfaction with the conclusion. Much has been left unexplained, including the fact, that despite Peter's curse has not been explosives. Even Stephen strange did not explain of, which felt like not a part of the plot, rat
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Sr. Lado Brillante
Sep 18, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: comics
Si alguna vez he estado cerca de dejar de leer comics, ha sido después de leer esta historia. La idea general es que... No, la verdad no sé cual sea la idea detrás de esta historia. Desde el villano principal hasta el concepto de un linaje de "Hombres-araña" habían sido introducidos antes con éxito y lo que es peor, por el mismo escritor.
Aparte esta la maraña de tramas ocurriendo al mismo tiempo, y digo maraña porque ni siquiera estan bien definidas, por ahí está hydra, por el otro lado Peter co
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Andrew Obrigewitsch
Jul 31, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novel
This story had incredibly bad dialogue trough many of the issues. I think Amazing Spider-man was better than the rest, but still below what I would consider to be good. The main villain was a Twilight reject, who was just annoying, in fact all the characters were annoying except maybe Captain America and Luke Cage, who play minor parts.

Even the new abilities Spider-Man gained seemed to have only lasted a few issues after this.

It wasn't the worst comic I've read though, just very average amongs
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M
Jul 30, 2011 rated it liked it
Peter Parker has been living the high life lately - he's a card-carrying member of the Avengers, Aunt May and Mary Jane get to live in Avengers Tower, and Pete gets to go adventuring without worrying about paying the rent. Yet when totem-devourer Morlun rejects Spidey, the wall-crawler comes face to face with his own mortality - and a stunning choice. Does Peter evolve or die? A fairly mystical way for Peter David to try and explain the organic web-shooters and new abilities, depite the fact non ...more
Chris
Jul 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a long time Spidey fan, I loved this story. The idea of Peter "embracing" the Spider and finding he had more abilities than he realized was pretty cool. His last moments with M.J. when he "died" were heart wrenching and you had to wonder how he would come back from that. And what came next was just creepy, amazing and awesome. I enjoy seeing Spidey's interactions with the Avengers in his own books. I'm one of those fans that always wanted to see him as an Avenger.

My 10 year's behind catch up
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DavidO
May 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-or-5-stars
There's a lot of hatred for this volume. I thought it was pretty good, but it really depends on what they do with the changes in the volumes to follow (which I haven't read yet). If they follow up, it could be great. If they pretend this never happened, that would stink.

There are some continuity issues in this, since it's collect issues written by 3 different writers. The most obvious is when Mary Jane's arm is clearly broken, but in the following issue (which is the next day) her arm is fine.
Robin
Nov 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
This is probably my favorite story arch in the entirety of the Amazing Spider-man series, just because it involves Peter Parker fully embracing his destiny as Spider-man (with some hilarity involving Wolverine and the rest of the Avengers in Stark Tower), as well as the unbreakable bond he shares with his wife, Mary Jane. We will not speak of the retcon that undoes this, as it is blasphemy. Definitely worth buying and reading, and is one of my favorite pieces in my collection!
Chandra
Mar 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Insulsa historia que sirve para relanzar a Spiderman. Se salva porque los chistes de Peter David son bastante ocurrentes. Mención especial al horrible dibujo de Pat Lee, que se carga las escenas más emotivas de la saga.
Timo
May 15, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
This was bad, really bad. So good art, some really bad art, but the story sucked so strongly.
Spidey dies and hatches and gets new powers? Well, those new powers must hatch some really good stories, because I'm not buying.
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Joseph Michael Straczynski (born July 17, 1954), known professionally as J. Michael Straczynski and informally as Joe Straczynski or JMS, is an American writer and television producer. He works in films, television series, novels, short stories, comic books, and radio dramas. He is a playwright, a former journalist, and author of The Complete Book of Scriptwriting. He was the creator and showrunne ...more
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